The team and supporters are known as "The Hammers", in part because of the club's origins as Thames Ironworks (see club crest) and also erroneously, due to the club's name. They are also known as "The Irons" and as "The Cockney Boys" as they are a Cockney club. Other nicknames are "The Academy of Football", or just "The Academy". The nickname "Academy of Football" or "The Academy" has fallen into disuse due to the lack of youth players impacting the first team squad.
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